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good morning. breaking news. the sex assault case against dominique strauss-khan reportedly on the verge of collapsing amid new concerns the alleged victim lied about a rape in the past. will it lead to a dismissal of the charges? the defense rests. testimony coming to a close at casey anthony's murder trial without her taking the stand. was that the right call? we'll ask our legal team of savannah guthrie and star jones, and casey's former bodyguard who lived with her in the anthony family home speaks out in an exclusive live interview. and hello, canada. adoring crowds greet william and catherine as they kick off their
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north american tour. we're with them every step of the way "today," friday, july we're with them every step of the way "today," friday, july 1st, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning, welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. you're about to see the townhouse where dominique strauss-khan is living under house arrest right now. but that could change, matt, when he appears in court later this morning. >> it certainly could. this is a man who was in charge of one of the world's most powerful financial institutions, and he was also considered a strong contender for t ee eer t presidency but that all changed when he was accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper here in new york.
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now the accuser's credibility has been called into question. did she make a false claim about a rape in the past? we'll get the latest details straight ahead. also this morning, matt, did a hazing ritual lead to a tragic death of an ivy league student. the mother of a cornell university sophomore who died of alcohol poisoning is now suing her son's fraternity for $25 million. coming up, she'll speak out in a live exclusive interview. a little later on, on a much lighter note, it is like having four great concerts in one. we're going to get a jump on the fourth of july weekend with an amazing show. pitbull, who's at the top of the charts right now, is set to rock our plaza and those people filling the plaza -- with the help of marc anthony, t-pain, and ne-yo. that takes place in our 8:30 half-hour. we begin this half-hour with the stunning new developments in the dominique strauss-khan sex assault case. jeff rons hssen has more.
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>> reporter: all along prosecutors in new york have been very clear the skas against dominique strauss-khan was very strong, that the evidence was piling up and that they believed the victim. but this morning what appears to be a total reversal. law enforcement sources now tell nbc news the entire case may be falling apart because the victim lied about her past. he's been hauled in to court, charged with sex crimes, and placed under house arrest, living under armed guard inside this $50,000 a month townhouse in trendy tribecka. but if this latest twist is true, experts say dominique strauss-khan could be released from house arrest as early as today. he was one of the most powerful men in the world, head of the international monetary fund, and possible candidate for french president -- until a maid in this luxury manhattan hotel told police strauss-khan sexually assaulted her twice in his room.
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but now "the new york times" reports she repeatedly lied to investigators and prosecutors don't fully believe her. >> several people who we've talked to have said the case is on the verge of collapse. >> reporter: the maid is from guinea, a source familiar with the case tells nbc news she lied on her asylum application, claiming she was raped in the past, and now admits it was all made up. according to the "times," she may have ties to drug dealing and money laundering. the paper reports within a day of her alleged assault, she spoke with an accused drug dealer and discussed the possible benefits of pursuing charges against strauss-khan. that conversation was recorded. and the "times" says that man was among several people who deposited $100,000 cash in her bank account. >> the blows to her credibility now make her -- or may make her an untenable witness, according to many people we've talked to.
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>> reporter: the lawyer who represented the maid appeared last month here on "today." >> she has been in a whirlwind since this has taken place. this is a woman who is a rape victim, the victim of a physical assault, who since this has taken place and since she reported it to security at the hotel, has not had a moment of peace. >> reporter: police did find dna evidence in the hotel room and last month in court prosecutors seemed confident. >> the proof against limb is substantial. it is continuing to grow every day. >> reporter: but from the start, strauss-khan's defense team called the sex consensual. >> forensic evidence we believe will not be considered as a forcible encounter. >> reporter: a source familiar with the case tells nbc news, while the maid admits she lied about her past been, she still stands behind her story about this attack, insisting strauss-khan sexually assaulted her. >> now this turn of events five weeks in to what looked like it
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was going to be an ongoing case is stunning. >> reporter: dominique strauss-khan is waking up this morning where he has been for at least the past month, at that townhouse in tribeca under house arrest. he's wearing an ankle bracelet, he's under 24-hour surveillance with an armed guard standing outside. but once again, strauss-khan will come down to court here this morning, just blocks away from that townhouse here in lower manhattan, and when he appears in court, according to reports out this morning, both sides, both the defense and the prosecution, will agree to a substantially reduced bail, which means he could be out of that house arrest by lunch time. one other note. the d.a., according to sources, is not ready to drop the charges entirely yet, matt, but that could happen down the line. we did reach out to the maid's lawyer for comment but did not hear back last night. >> jeff rossen reporting from here in new york, thank you very much. joe tacopina is a criminal defense attorney here in new york. joe, good to see you. the prosecution often says we prosecute the case we're given,
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we don't get to choose the victim. but if this victim has lied about her past, how damaged is she? >> the case is over. i mean if she's lied about her past, that's bad. if she's lied about a past allegation of rape? then that's game over. >> so it is the subject matter. because this is somebody who is alleging a rape and she's lied about rape in the past, her credibility is done. >> it's out the window. without question. that coupled with all the other things. she's told inconsistent versions of events regarding this allegation. she's involved apparently in criminal activity regarding laundering of drug money. it goes on and on. it is unbelievable how quickly this is unraveling. >> we have to remember though, there's an important factor here. there is dna evidence that indicates there was sexual contact between dominique strauss-khan and this housekeeper. but now if you're the defense attorney -- and you're one the best -- you're just saying that was consensual sex as we've been saying all along. >> here's the thing. they've been saying it from day one. had they been saying this woman is making it up, they were never in the same room together, the
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dna would be very damning. in this case they've said sexual encounter since day one. >> jeff rossen just said it appears the prosecutors are not prepared to drop the case at this stage. why? what are they hanging on to? >> it is a matter of pulling the band-aid off slowly, as opposed to just ripping it off. nothing more than that. he will be ror today, released on his own recognizance. >> the ankle bracelet will come off. >> here they asked initially for full-time detention to where now he'll walk out without any bail. >> is he going to be allowed to leave the country pending any further legal action? >> if he's released on his own recognizance, he can go anywhere he wants as long as he returns to court. this case will be dismissed within a matter of a month. >> i think back to the headlines over this past month and a half or so -- first of all, all around the world but here in this country and particularly here in this city. those headlines were pretty damning for dominique
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strauss-khan. where does he go -- again, keeping in mind, this guy may have had consensual sex, a married man, with a housekeeper. does he have legal recourse in this case? >> unfortunately, no. that's the problem with our system. he was painted as a fraud. some of the headlines in new york city where they mocked him and calling him a rapist. the presumption of guilt sometimes overpower is the prujs of innocence. >> no legal recourse against prosecutors because they were simply going on the story they were told by the accuser. >> right. it is almost impossible to sue a prosecutor for bringing a charge that subsequently becomes false as long as they are acting in good faith. >> again, you think this is done, just the prosecution hasn't admitted it yet. >> matter of time. >> joe tacopina, thank you. appreciate it. 7:09 right now. let's get the other morning stories from natalie morales at the news desk. good morning. good morning, everyone. minnesota's state government has
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shut down, politically deadlocked over a $5 billion budget deficit. talks degenerated ahead of a midnight deadline as the governor demanded tax hikes on the state's wealthiest residents. top republican state lawmakers balked. crews in new mexico are optimistic that they've stopped the advance of that massive wildfire that's been menacing the los alamos nuclear lab. crews thind out brush and laid down a line of fire resistant foam to help contain the fire but residents are not expected to go back to their homes until sunday at the earliest. treasury secretary timothy geithner is rejecting speculation that he could leave his post after this round of budget negotiations. geithner said he will stay in his job for "the foreseeable future." venezuelan president hugo chavez revealed he's battling cancer. addressing his nation on thursday he says he's recovering from successful surgery in cuba last month to remove a malignant tumor. the upcoming basketball season could be in jeopardy. nba owners and players began the
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league's first labor lockout in over a decade today after a three-hour bargaining session failed. now let's head to wall street again. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. mandy, we closing out on a good week there? >> yeah, that's absolutely right. kicking off the new quarter with a pile of economic data, both local and global, to sift through and to guide the markets. yesterday we closed out the quarter. it was a volatile quarter but we did end on the biggest four-day rally since september, and partly thanks to some better economic data. manufacturing data here at home which is encouraging. and are you driving this weekend? well, here's some good news for drivers. gasoline, the national average for a gallon, is sitting at 3:55 right now. that is of course a lot higher than this time last year, but it is lower than a week ago. happy fourth of july. >> to you too, mandy drury at the new york stock exchange. thanks. snakes on a plane only happen in the movies but a scorpion on a plane was all too real. jeff ellis was stung by a scorpion while napping on a flight to alaska. a doctor on board examined the
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sting and said ellis wouldn't die -- probably. on the ground -- that's reassuring. on the ground, alaskan emts had to google how to treat the sting as they never encountered a scorpion before. fortunately for ellis, he's doing just fine. alaska airlines said the scorpion probably crawled on board during a stop in austin, text. there it is on his phone. that's kind of creepy. they did give him frequent flyer mis and two round-tip tickets. >> i found a scorpion in my shoe at a hotel one time and mr. roker told me i was crazy, that it wasn't a scorpion, until he came to my room and began screaming like a young girl. standing on the toilet while it was running around in the bathroom. >> that picture's on your iphone. >> and there it was. >> i only had to scream louder than you. >> you only had to be on the toilet faster than me. exactly. >> that was a good shot.
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you forgot to mention bryant gumbel was in the bathroom with us, too. >> oh, man! >> it's true. >> beautiful morning. temperature at the airport is 67 degrees. low humidity. temperature, 87 for the high.
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right now to hit the road for the 4th, you're not alone. aaa predicts nearly 40 million americans have the same idea. tom costello is at the national mall in washington with more on this. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hey, ann, good morning to you. this is going to be a very busy place. we got the folk line festival under way behind me, also the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great
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escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket
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prices are also up, 11% on average. >> we're cutting back on trips and staying home more. >> reporter: >> it is a pretty exciting trip. the first time that anna and i have ever been anywhere together on a trip like this over the big pond. >> reporter: the top family destination this summer -- orlando. the top destinations for singles and couples -- las vegas, new york, chicago, and seattle. the good news? experts say there are plenty of flexible hotel deals out there, especially orlando, reno, portland, seattle and colorado. >> free nights, free room upgrades, kids stay free, resort credits. take advantage of all of those offerings to offset higher gas prices and higher airfares. >> reporter: back on the maryland shore, a yearly ritual -- >> every year i bring my kids here just to hang out and have a good time, eat pizza, have popcorn. >> reporter: sounds like fun. all right, if you haven't yet booked your travel plans for the summer, maybe an air trip,
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couple pieces of advice. they say book on tuesdays, wednesdays or saturdays. those are the least traveled days and usually the least expensive days for air travel. and also, try to catch the first flight of the morning if you can get the kids out of bed, because you're more likely to have your plane there. it's not going to be delayed or canceled, hopefully. ann, back to you. >> some good tips this morning as we head to this holiday weekend. tom costello, thanks. 7:17. here's matt. it will not be much of a celebration on capitol hill after being called out by president obama, the senate has now canceled its planned july 4th recess. but not before republicans fired off some choice words for the president. kelly o'donnell is nbc's capitol hill correspondent. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the summer heat must really be getting to them around here with more than the usual frustration in both parties over the debt limit showdown and more personal comments directed to the president from republicans. there's a kind of one
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ip about which party is working harder and acting more seriously. visiting a south philly favorite, the president ordered up a campaign style photo-op and a lemon ice. >> outstanding. i strongly recommend it. >> reporter: but that won't beat the political heat. republicans took offense at president obama's swipe at congress for not working hard enough to solve the debt crisis. >> absolutely disgraceful. he should be ashamed. >> reporter: republicans made it unusually personal. >> i respect the office of president of the united states, but i think the president has diminished that office and himself by giving the kind of campaign speeches that he gave yesterday. >> reporter: jumping on the president's challenge, democrat harry reid canceled the july 4th break. >> we'll do that because we have work to do. >> reporter: and republican leader mitch mcconnell made his own offer. >> i'd like to invite the president to come to the capitol today to meet with senate
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republicans. >> reporter: to explain to the president directly that a deal with tax increases is doomed. >> we know what that position is. and he also invited them to hear -- invited the president to hear what would not pass. that's not a conversation worth having. >> reporter: republicans were so irked, kansas senator pat roberts suggested the president needed a pill. >> i think he should just take a valium and calm down and come on down to talk to us, it might be helpful. >> reporter: the president already had other plans. >> hello, philly! >> reporter: he attended campaign events expected to raise $2.5 million. republicans complained that the president had "lectured them" to cancel events. >> i'm here today though, mr. president. where are you? my understanding is the president's campaigning, has a fund-raiser in philadelphia tonight. >> reporter: and mitt romney, who is also campaigning in pennsylvania, joined in. >> the president ought to be in washington meeting with republicans, meeting with
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democrats. he shouldn't leave that town until he has an understanding of what it's going to take to get this economy going again. >> reporter: and another unusual twist -- republicans boycotted a senate finance committee meeting dealing with trade agreements they actually support. they said that they were tired of the white house "jamming them" with some last-minute additions that they didn't get a chance to thoroughly review. none of them showed up. it was quite a sight and a sign of how tough things have gotten. matt? >> kelly o'donnell on capitol hill this morning, kelly, thank you very much. 20 after the hour. here's ann. now to the throngs of royal watchers turning out for prince william and catherine's first overseas trip. nbc's special correspondent ben foegle is following them on their journey. hey, ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. it's already being billed as the most watched canadian royal tour. thousands turned out to see this glamorous couple who will one day preside over canada.
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from the minute the superstar royal couple landed, it was a rush to identify kate's dress. in a polite nod to her host country, the duchess chose a canadian designer. the couple's first stop -- canada's national war memorial. said to be william and kate's personal request to pay tribute to the country's combat role in afghanistan. >> i'm really excited. yeah. >> reporter: canada rolled out the red carpet for these royals. spectators, young and old, showed up for a glimpse of the glamorous pair. some waiting more than six hours. and kate's fashion influence filled the crowd. how important is she as a fashion icon? >> pretty important. >> pretty important. >> reporter: from fascinators to a tennis dress, and of course there were plenty of flowers for a potential future queen. >> she bent down and chatted with you, didn't she? >> she asked us what's our name.
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and she said the flowers were very pretty. >> reporter: would you like to look like her when you're grown up? >> yes. >> reporter: william and kate's trip reminded more than a few here of another royal couple, prince chalks and diana visited the country in 1983 just a couple of years after they married. >> i was here covering charles and diana's trip to ottawa and william was just a baby at that time. so for me, it's quite poignant to come here, seeing him now married and representing his country. >> reporter: catering to the bilingual country, william spoke in english, and french, to show his dedication to the commonwealth. it will >> it will improve as we go on. >> reporter: their trip was designed in part to strengthen bond between the monarchy and canadians whose head of state is queen elizabeth. but william and kate are a modern royal couple hoping to live as normal a life as they can.
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bringing a fresh new look to britain's future monarchy. >> i do believe that the tour of canada and the united states of america is the beginning of a real change for the royal family. >> reporter: well, it's canada day here. people are already turning out for the festivities and of course with the hope of catching a glimpse of william and kate. they may have already charmed english speaking canada but their next more significant challenge will be french canada. >> sounds like you better brush up on your french, ben fogle. [ speaking french ]. >> we'll make due. good luck. nbc news has put together a dvd of the event, the ceremony and procession, that balcony kiss. for more on this, go to our website and "today."com. we will atalk about why the
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defense rested in the casey anthony trial without calling her to testify and what it was like to live in the anthony family home. we'll talk exclusive to casey's one-time bodyguard. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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wedding in mon >> live, local, latebreaking. this is bill edl tv 11 news today in baltimore. -- is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. here's kim dacey. >> a few of the earlier accidents have cleared. we still have one in anne arundel county. 648 at marleigh neck road.
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otherwise, we are looking eyes on the major roadways. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. i-95 southbound between the beltway and 100, 6 minutes, no delays there. 95 and the area of white marsh, we are seeing a bit of a delay southbound. not looking too bad, but we're seeing at tapping the brakes from white marsh to 895, the harbor tunnel. beautiful view at the coastal highway. looking great there. great they do hit the beach if he was doing at this holiday weekend. john, over to you. >> lots of sunshine, all over the place. humidity down, barometer up, the winds at the moment are calm. quick look at the satellite- radar imagery. high-pressure dominating the weather. storms moved in to the west will be deflected. they cannot get through the high, so they will push to the south. out forecast into the holiday
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weekend is pretty good. pleasant, low humidity. northwest winds at 5-10 miles per hour. what about it, get to saturday and sunday and monday. rain chances go up and scattered showers and thunderstorms. most of that activity should push south of us on monday. good chunk of the for the july looks decent. >> check the bottom of your screen for news and traffic information. back at 7:55 with another live update.
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♪ 7:30 now on this friday morning, july 1st, 2011. a great day for the kickoff of the long holiday weekend and a concert. our crowd is here. they've been camping out all night for the hottest act right now, pitbull is here to perform with his special guests. we're talking about marc anthony, t-pain and ne-yo. excited crowd. great way to start a holiday. i'm ann curry inside studio 1a alongside matt lauer.
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just ahead, a serious topic. the latest developments of the casey anthony murder trial. >> so the jury in that case could have the case by the weekend after the defense rested on thursday. they rested without calling casey anthony to the stand. she said it was totally her decision, but was it the right one? we'll ask our legal team of savannah guthrie and star jones that question. >> we're also going to talk to a woman who served as anthony's bodyguard and actually lived with her day and night. this woman will be sharing her story for the first time in an exclusive live interview with us coming up. also, two months after william and catherine's big wedding, another big royal wedding is getting under way. we're live in monaco with the latest, and new details on that report that the bride to be actually had cold feet. we'll talk about that. >> she's really beautiful. we begin this morning with what could be the beginning of the end at the casey anthony trial. nbc's kerry sanders has been covering this trial every step of the way. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann.
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the defense called 49 witnesses, some took the stand several times. but the one person who will not testify in this murder trial is casey anthony herself. a choice the judge wanted to make sure indeed was her decision. the defense case wrapped up. >> your honor, the defense rests. >> reporter: but not before the judge asked casey anthony if she planned to testify herself. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision, and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> and it is your decision not to testify? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: in all, the judge asked casey six different ways if she wanted to testify, and while she won't take the stand, there were still several final witnesses on this, the 32nd, and last, day of testimony. among the witnesses -- crystal holloway, a volunteer who once searched for 2-year-old caylee.
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holloway testified she and casey's father george became intimate, and during a romantic moment once he shared a deep secret about caylee's death. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control, but i was in shock. and by the time i looked up, his eyes were filled like with tears and i didn't elaborate. i didn't ask him anything further. >> reporter: a powerful suggestion of reasonable doubt? the state argues casey murdered her daughter caylee so she could live the care-free life of a party girl. but now here at the end of trial, was someone telling the jury george had a secret? remember, the defense claims caylee accidentally drowned in the backyard pool. >> they need to know right now that statement is no proof of how this child died. >> reporter: the jury also saw george anthony's eight-page suicide note. his failed attempt to kill himself a month after caylee's remains were found. and in that note, there was no
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mention of a drowning or a coverup. but it did say, "i am sorry. i love you, cynthia marie. caylee, here i come. lee, i'm sorry. casey -- and it ends there, with no comment to his daughter. a case ready for closing arguments. but for this moment, a spectator who gave the prosecutor what the judge called his middle finger of affection. the judge said those antics could have jeopardized the jury's impartiality so judge belvin perry took the 28-year-old, matthew bartlett, a server at tgi fridays brought him up and sentenced him to six days in jail and fined him plus court courses, all made sure to do it all in front of the jury. >> kerry, thank you. star jones is a veteran legal
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commentator and savannah guthrie is "today's" legal correspondent. scale of 1 to 10, 10 being total shock, how do you feel about casey anthony not taking the stand? >> it's a 1. >> 1 or 2. >> there was no way it was going to happen. >> under no circumstances. they had literally months and weeks of lies that casey anthony told as it related to thedy appearance of her child. we would have been watching this brutal cross examination of a pat logical liar for days and days. >> not only that, the jurors have actually heard her lie in real-time. they've heard the tapes, seen the videos. so therefore, they know how she sounds when she's telling a lie, a lie that she's now admitted. why would they believe her when she takes the stand? >> let me go back to the defense's opening statements in this case. all right? they said that caylee died accidentally in the family swimming pool and that george anthony helped cover up that situation. they also accused him of sexually molesting casey going back to when she was a child. then they didn't call one single
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witness to the stand during the trial to back up those claims. so when they set out for their closing arguments, do they have the legal right to bring any of that back up? >> i think they'll be very, very limited in what they can argue. as you say, there isn't really one scintilla of evidence of sexual molestation. in opening statements, you say what i intend to prove at trial. in closing arguments you're confined to what you have proven at trial. and the lawyers' questions, george anthony for example? that's not evidence. >> you are allowed to draw logical inferences of the evidence that's been presented. no evidence has been presented. >> so that's done. okay. crystal holloway took the stand yesterday, a/k/a river cruise. was she credible? >> she sounded credible and believable if you think that was only about her wanting to get the truth out. but if you believe that this is the kind of woman who attaches herself to high-profile incidents, which she even had to admit on the witness stand, then
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you would not find her credible. >> i would add, even if you do believe her, and you believe that george anthony said that key statement, "this was just an accident that snowballed out of control," number one, i think jurors could think, well maybe that's what he believed at the time. it's not exact ly a smoking gun statement. and number two, i bet star was going to say -- the judge gave a limiting instruction saying you can't use this. >> when the jury could start deliberating this weekend, has the prosecution laid out an adequate case or are there major holes in this the jury will pick apart when they start deliberating? >> i think there may be some holes for first degree murder. but i do think that she is going to be convicted ultimately. i think they showed that forensically they had a tight enough case that she's going to be looking at the charge. >> all right, star jones, savannah guthrie, thank you, ladies. appreciate it very much. let us swing over to ann. thanks a lot, matt.
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in august of 2000, casey anthony, then a person of interest in her daughter's disappearance, was released from jail on condition that she would be monitored at all times. for nine days tracy mclaughlin lived in the anthony home and spent every moment with casey. tracy is here now joining us now exclusively along with a fellow member of the security team. good morning to both of you. tracy, you say that when casey came home, she was treated like a war hero returning. why do you say that? >> it was the last thing i expected. i came to the house a few minutes before she got home and she comes in, excited to see everybody, wants to give me a hug. i'm the baby-sitter. hi, how you doing. oh, cindy tells her, your hair stinks. let's get you in the shower. there was no -- i just thought there would be a meltdown. let's find caylee, let's do everything we can to get her. but that wasn't even brought up. no one looked for caylee.
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>> no one looked for caylee. >> no. >> did casey ever talk about during those nine days you were with her soon after this story broke, ever talk about her daughter? >> no, she didn't like to talk about caylee being missing. just seemed like it was a bother to her, like that part of her life was over. so i brought up -- i had her do an interview with leonard because i was telling her that this is -- come on, we have to find her, rights of she was kidnapped. we have to find this baby and come do this. i understand the reasons she blew up at leonard it because it was a lie. >> leonard being your boss who was a bounty hunter. but you kept -- are you saying that you were pushing more than casey anthony to -- >> oh, casey didn't want to bring caylee up at all. and i pushed to have her talk to leonard, then that didn't work. she blew up at him. i said okay, tomorrow, talk to rob when we're driving to jose's office. she actually wrote notes to him and changed her story. she wanted to have fun. she liked the media.
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she didn't want the storms because helicopters wouldn't be showing. she just had so much fun, like she was a very likable person. she's a nice girl except if you realize what she did to her daughter. >> what she did to her daughter. you're saying what you've come to conclude based on your experience with her for those nine days? >> yes. yes. yes. >> you believe what? >> i'm not sure how she did it. i do believe it was chloroform because that came up at times in conversation between us. and the biggest factor watching the case and knowing casey, there was a time that leonard, we all went out there, did a search because of some of the things she said to me, we thought maybe the baby was in the water there. we did a search. it was shot on the media and she was in jail and does her little smirk, laughs, and goes back in
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her cell because they tell her they might have found a body. the next time when they did find the remains of caylee on suburban street, they told her remains were found there and she lost it, had to go to medical, had to be medicated. that tells me right there she knew exactly where that baby was. and if you knew her dad, george was a very nice man. the family's a very nice family. i mean i don't know what functional is. i know they call them dysfunctional, but casey kind of threw them all for a loop, i think. >> you were talking a little bit about this idea in terms of the dysfunctional -- when you gave our produceary detailed account of what happened in the anthony home. >> i think george and cindy knew what they were dealing with with casey. she's lied for so long. george wanted to force it out of her and cindy wanted to treat
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her with kid gloves and have it come -- it was a game. >> did you ever have a sense -- anything in your experience tell you why? why -- if you were right, why would a mother do this. >> she doesn't care about -- maybe she got mad. i don't know. i have a lot of different theories. maybe she got mad at cindy. >> you don't have any evidence. you're guessing here. >> this is my guess. this is my guess. she got mad at cindy, there was fight before she took off with caylee. i really do think she was chloroformed because she did know a lot about it and whether she gave her too much on purpose or just, here, i'm going to put her to sleep, i'm not sure which one happened but when she died, that's just a fact in casey's life. so she goes to the next thing. whole duct tape and little heart sticker, that was her being motherly. making it look like a kidnapping and the heart sticker was her
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little motherly touch. she doesn't think like normal people. she's unfeeling. >> she's unfeeling. >> unfeeling. she's caring but she -- once something happens, she's done. doesn't turn the page. >> i know you haven't spoke publicly in this way before. >> no. >> thank you so much for giving us these gleanings and tracy mclaughlin, thank you. robert, we didn't get to ask you any questions but i know you're here for moral support. you were helping drive during this time. thank you so much, robert dick for being with us this morning. >> thanks. coming up next, we'll get new details on reports that the bride was dealing with cold feet as monaco kicks off the celebration of prince albert's royal wedding. the latest live from monte carlo after this. thchevy event is here.
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a huge crowd outside for our pitbull concert and al is somewhere in that crowd. al? >> hey, matt. thank you so much. not just pitbull -- t-pain, ne-yo, marc anthony. this is huge! you're excited! wow. what time did you guys get here? >> 4:00 a.m. >> 4:00 a.m. have you ever seen a concert this big is it. >> never. >> never! you're going to see it now -- well, not just now, but soon. let's show you what's happening as far as your july four4th wee is concerned. sizzling and hot. sunday -- sunday -- hit or miss showers and thunderstorms in the northeast. they're screaming for the sizzling weather. on monday, july 4th, we've got a fabulous day, though a chance after few showers and fireworks going off even though we don't
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. here is kim dacey and traffic pulse 11. >> we have got big problems on the east side of the beltway. we have a tractor trailer involved in an accident on the outer loop just past eastern boulevard blocking all lanes, only the shoulder getting by. police on the scene and they're on the outer loop on the topside at white marsh, we have debris reported in the right.
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also, we a part crash further north. the accident scene, this prior to chesaco ave. you can see only the shoulder getting by. it looks like he met on the inner loop, emergency crews are blocking one of the lanes there. so-go in that hall area. north of the chesaco avenue, there is there traffic on the outer loop because of that accident. the extra time and consider an alternate route. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> as you can see from the traffic shots, the sun is out this morning. humidity down, barometer out. winds are calm at this stage. storms to the west get deflected in pushed south and don't come our way. that is going to be the case early this weekend. mostly sunny, pleasant, low humidity.
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♪ 8:00 now on a friday morning, first day of july, 2011. just stop for a moment and take a look at how many nice people are jamming into rockefeller plaza on this summer concert morning. we have the number one performer of the summer on stage in just about a half-an-hour from now. we're talking of course about that man there, pitbull. but he's not alone. he's brought along a few friends of his, people like marc
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anthony, ne-yo, and t-pain. this is going to be a very big deal. >> you know what? it's interesting because every time we have a concert -- we have college students, young people, they're very exuberant this morning already before the concert starts. a lot to get to this morning, including the question about whether the bride got cold feet or didn't she get cold feet in monaco because of course there is a big wedding celebration that's about to kick off for prince albert and we're going to go to monte carlo for the latest coming up. then we've got more of what's just been a terrific series jenna bush hager's been doing, "america the beautiful." today jenna's going to take us to the beauty, splendor, grandeur of glacier national
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park. we have a lot to get to. let's go inside and start this half-hour off at the news desk with natalie morales. good morning, everyone. the senate has canceled its fourth of july recess to work on the nation's debt crisis. republicans reacted angrily to president obama's accusation this week that congress is not working hard enough and that republicans are blocking progress by refusing to back tax increases. and they criticize the president for leaving washington thursday to attend fund-raising events in philadelphia. former boston mob boss james "whitey" bulger flown by helicopter to a massachusetts jail on thursday will get a taxpayer funded attorney to defend him in 19 murder cases. the long-time fugitive had $800,000 in his california apartment when he was arrested last week, but that money was seized by the government. and some haunting new 3-d images of the tie antic were displayed for the first time this week in a virginia
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courtroom part of an ongoing salvage case. they show the ship's rusting hulk and even the captain's bathtub there in amazing detail. now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." brian? >> hey, natalie. good morning. we have a story you won't want to miss tonight -- the story of a man in minnesota giving the gift of hearing to less fortunate kids. half a world away. it is why we call the segment "making a difference." that's tonight on "nightly news." back to you. >> thank you, brian. for a look now at what's trending today, a quick round-up of what you're talking about online. facebook boss mark zuckerburg told reporters his company will "launch something awesome." speculation is it could be facebook's long-awaited ipad app. join line, people are looking up botox treatment for severe asthma. it is injected directly into vocal chords to keep from
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tightening up during asthma attacks. popular on google as well, the royal newlyweds' trip to canada. she worn a knee-skimming beautiful navy and white dress. a much larger crowd than the one for queen elizabeth last year chanted "kate! kate! kate!" it's 8:04. al once again has a check of the weather. al! al! al! >> hey! hey! hey! all right. we wanted to give you a bird's-eye view of this crowd from three stories up all the way from 51st street to 48th street, they are here for pitbull, t-pain, ne-yo and marc anthony. let's check your weather, show you what's happening. big one day, of course july 4th. pick city looking pretty darn good. satellite radar, not much going on. showers and thunderstorms back through chicago. for today there is a risk of strong storms in the upper
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mississippi river valley. otherwise, sunny, hot with afternoon showers and thunderstorms throughout the de >> what a beautiful morning down and ocean city. no clouds overhead. great way to start the weekend. generally, everybody is going to be in the 80's. >> in a half-hour these folks belong to pitbull, but for right now -- you are my people! are you my people! you are my people, ann curry! >> al, thank you so much. coming up, the other royal wedding to talk about. and have you heard? we've got a big concert coming up. but first --
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[ female announcer ] what will you outlast? we are back at 8:08 with the tragic story of an accomplished cornell student who died, his mother says because of a hazing ritual. now she's filed a $25 million lawsuit against the fraternity. we'll talk thoo her exclusivelyn a moment, but first nbc's michelle franzen has details. >> good morning, matt. family and friends say george made a big debut in his brooklyn neighborhood as a member of his church and as a student who earned scholarships. no one expected he would die of ha hazing-related incident. a sophomore at new york's prestigious cornell university had a bright future ahead of him with hopes of becoming a doctor one day. his life, family and friends say, cut short this past february following a drunken hazing ritual at his fraternity. >> he just had this way that was
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so, you know, giving and loving. just very unusual in some ways for a teenage boy. there are week, his mother filed a $25 million wrongful death suit against sigma alpha epsilon and the former pledges she says are responsible for her son's death. the suit claims her son was involved in a mock kidnapping by pledges during their initiation. the complaint alleges they bound his wrists and ankles with zip ties and duct tape and compelled him to consume alcohol until he lost consciousness. back at the frat house, he was dumped on a couch and left to die. an autopsy later showed his blood alcohol was five times the legal limit in new york. cornell university took action and is not named in the lawsuit. >> since george's death, we've quickly acted to remove this fraternity from the campus for a period of not less than five years, and to re-emphasize the policies that were already in
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place about hazing and against these high-risk behaviors. >> reporter: the lawsuit claims the kidnapping was part of a long-standing fraternity ritual, authorized and encouraged by sae. in a statement on its website, sigma alpha epsilon's national headquarters says the fraternity "maintains stringent policies and guidelines for its chapters and re-affirms its zero tolerance policy for actions that do not comply with our regulations." in may, sigma alpha epsilon settled with a family in a hazing related death at another university. dedun's mother hopes her lawsuit will be the last. >> this lawsuit can be a powerful mechanism of communicating to other parents and other students, fraternities and universities, dangerous behavior takes place under the you a spin sauspices of good cl it is not.
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>> three other fraternities all pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hazing charges. >> michelle franzen, thank you very much. george's mother marie is with us exclusively along with her attorneys. good morning to all of you. marie, i hate to take you back to february, but i want to know, when you found out the circumstances of your son's death, what was your initial reaction? >> the police in brooklyn came and told me cornell had just called them to tell them my son died in his sleep. i couldn't believe it because i spoke to my son the day before and when i realized they were really telling me the truth, i collapsed. then they called 911, the ambulance, and i end up being in the emergency room. >> he had pledged this fraternity the year before. he was a member of sae. had he ever talked to you --
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because all indications are, this is a very well-rounded, grounded young man. had he ever talked to you about concerns about drinking within that fraternity, about hazing rituals, anything like that? >> no. actually, he told me it was a great opportunity for him to find job right after college and it was opening several doors for him. >> gentlemen, to file this lawsuit, you had to go and do some digging. are you comfortable with the idea that you know everything that went on that night at that fraternity? >> absolutely not. typically in the lawsuits that we've had against fraternities across the country, there's a code of silence that all of the members abide by immediately after the tragedy. we've spoken to one individual from the fraternity, but when it was clear to him that we were actually seeking substantial information on behalf of the family, he stopped talking. >> sigma alpha epsilon, that's the local and national
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fraternity named in the lawsuit released a statement saying, they maintain strict policies and guidelines and that it actively promotes an anti-hazing program. based on what you know, do the words match the actions in this case? >> it's interesting, matt. because sae's implementation of their act of anti-hazing policy, the implementation is by 18 and 19-year-old members. and in order for the policy to be implemented, they rely on the 18 and 19-year-old members. that's something that we are trying to change with this lawsuit. >> we heard from the president of cornell in that piece. he said that they took immediate action against this fraternity and banned them from campus for a period not less than five years. the president of cornell also told us that prohibition simply doesn't work. do you think that drinking should be prohibited in these fraternities? >> i think it should be banded,
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drinking and hazing. and the kids who did it, they have to face the consequences what they did -- >> well, four of the young men involved in this death have been charged with misdemeanors. misdemeanor counts of hazing. do you think those penalties are severe enough? >> no. it's not severe enough. >> and it's true that -- it is not true what cornell says a ban on alcohol would be ineffective. in fact the fraternity zone research indicates for a ten-year period for fraternities that have gone dry, the risk of injury and death is reduced by 98%. >> this is a $25 million lawsuit, marie. you, more than anyone, know that that money will not bring george back. so what do you want the outcome of the lawsuit to be? >> i want hazing and alcohol to
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stop and i want those kids to face -- to take responsibility of their action, because i don't want other parents to go through what i'm going through right now. george was a good kid. he was a great son. and i don't want anyone to go through that. if they don't stop hazing and alcohol, another parent will go through that. >> marie, thank you for being here. we appreciate it. our condolences and thanks for sharing your story. doug and william, thank you very much as well. we're going to be right back after this. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] say hello to the new mango pineapple real fruit smoothies from mccafé, bursting with fresh flavors and blended with creamy low-fat yogurt. the simple joy of exotic refreshment.
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a big sigh of relief that this is actually happening. but isn't it a shame that on this happy occasion, the first time in 30 years this tiny exclusive principality will have a reigning princess, some say the biggest thing to happen to monaco in a half century, the palace has had to do some damage control. in a few hours, monaco will have its princess. south african swimmer charlene wittstock. what has really been going on behind palace doors? the highly respected french news magazine is staunchly defending its multiple sources on an explosive story. soon to be serene highness charlene was far from serene last week, that she rushed to the airport to leave. the palace has just as adamantly
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denied it. but a highly placed source here says, yes, it did happen and there's been tension. the controversy reportedly involves another woman now claiming to have a child out of wedlock with the prince. he already has two. still, a friend of the couple, royalty expert stefan burn says he talked to charlene -- >> she said, okay, give me a break. >> reporter: and says she denies wanting a one-way ticket home. >> everything is okay. she never thought about leaving the country. you don't wait so long before you get married, then the day before you quit. no. >> reporter: whatever the details, the wedding starts now. reports also claim it will cost around $70 million, which the palace also denies. but, hey, this is monaco, playground of james bond and other international men and
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women of mystery. expect glamour. charlene's gown will be armani. the dinner by an ub he cher che. and last night they met with the eagles. >> we've all been waiting for this moment, always teased him about it and he's finally doing it. >> reporter: a bit bittersweet for those who knew and loved albert's mother, princess grace. kate powers, the american owner of the famous stars and bars restaurant here in monaco, will attend the wedding. her mother gene kelly was a best friend of the princess. they called themselves "the kelly girls." >> i think she is so approving of charlene. i am sure. i feel her. i always felt like she's still here. and i just feel very close to her spiritually and i just feel like i know that she would be so happy. >> reporter: no, we didn't seat kind of wild excitement or hype
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that we did before britain's royal wedding. but in this less than one square mile land of billionaires an hedge funders, kind of a cooler personality. in fact, one royal watcher called it a tough crowd and said a lot of people here don't even clap because their jewelry's too heavy and it gets in the way. i assumed he was joking but he said, no, no, he's serious. >> michelle, we don't have that problem. well michelle kosinski, thanks so much. by the way, you look beautiful this morning. let's now go outside to matt, al and natalie now. >> thank you very much. we've got a big pitbull concert coming up. right now we're joined by another talented musician. after months of battle rounds and blind auditions, javier chj cologne was just crowned. have you really started to think about how your life's about to change? >> it's all happened -- it took
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a long time for it all to happen but it feels like it all happened so quickly. it's amazing. i'm just kind of trying to take it all in. but it's a good feeling. >> you say this happened just at the right time because were you thinking about getting out of the music business. you'd had a record deal, didn't work out. were you looking at a different way to support your family. >> i was because it was getting to the point where i wasn't able to make a living enough to raise my two beautiful girls and support my wife. i wasn't going to let that happen. so if i had to do something else, i was going to do something else. >> you were the front-runner really though all season long. but then dia frampton kind of put on a really tough competition for you. were you confident though by wednesday's finale show that it was yours? >> there was never any confidence. i actually honestly thought -- i was fully prepared for carson to say and the winner "the voice" is dia frampton. i was going to turn around and hug her and tell her how much i love her because she's absolutely amazing. honestly, the votes were so
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close. i feel like we all should have won at that point. hopefully we all get the record deals and the same happens to all of us. >> no one jumped out of the seat faster than adam levine. he seemed awfully happy for you. you guys developed an awfully close relationship. any plans to work together down the road, do a duet? >> absolutely. we already talked about it. we're going to do some things in the studio together. we actually also talked to c-lo. >> when are you going to come and do your "today" show concert with us? >> whenever you ask me. >> she just did. >> we're going on tour on july 22nd with the top eight finalists from "the voice." you can get tickets at livenation.com. >> javier, congratulations. much more after your local news and weather.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's check on the morning commute with kim dacey. >> still dealing with a messy situation on the east side outer loop of the beltway. overturned tractor-trailer there approaching southeast boulevard blocking all of all lanes. only the shoulder getting by. we will see big delays. live look in just a moment. perring parkway, reporter for crashed there.
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-- part of a crash there. otherwise, we have southbound 95, crashed at riverside parkway. we will give you a live look at the accident scene prior to chesaco ave. you can see only the shoulder get by because of that. police expect to clean up to last several hours. live view of the delays here north of chesaco ave. easing at just a little bit. you will still sees slower drive times there on the east side of the beltway. john, over to you. >> a lot of sunshine. radar-a satellite, nations -- grains off to the west in indiana, but they cannot move into our area because of high pressure blocking them. by sunday, it changes. today, right now, 73 at the airport. 51% to humidity. barometer of, like north wins.
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a few wispy clouds. 84-89 at the high. a little warmer tomorrow, still dry. rain chances increase sunday and then start pushing south of us on monday. >> we will have another update in 25 minutes.
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♪ 8:30 now on a friday morning. july 1st, 2011, the start of a long fourth of july weekend. we are in a party mood and we've got the man sitting at the top of the charts. he's pitbull, standing by for a full half-hour of music, along with some special guests.
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very exciting morning. mark anthony, t-pain, ne-yo. >> all taking the stage with pitbull. >> look at you. >> it is going to be a great show coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> that's right. > coming up in the next hour, we'll help you get ready for your fourth of july weekend. >> but first, how about a check of the weather? >> all right. quickly what's happening for tomorrow, sunshine throughout much of the country, risk of strong storms upper ohio river valley, slight risk also in the northern rockies. then on sunday -- sunday -- again hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms. sizzling in the southern third of the country. july 4th, hot and dry.
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>> what a beautiful morning. plenty of sunshine,, quiet morning, a pleasant conditions. lots of sunshine, low humidity. >> that's your latest weather. we have a big weather weekend coming up. check out the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. when we come back, the hottest performer of the summer, pitbull. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the "toyota concert series" on "today," brought to you by toyota. kicking off our party with the number one song all around the world -- ladies and gentlemen, here is pitbull featuring ne-yo with "give me everything." ♪ ♪
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♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ tonight
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give me everything tonight ♪ ♪ for all we know we might not get tomorrow ♪ ♪ let's do it tonight >> are you ready? >> everybody ready? hands up! ♪ grab somebody sexy tell 'em hey ♪ ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ ♪ put it on my life baby ♪ i can make you feel right baby ♪ ♪ i can't promise tomorrow ♪ but i promise tonight ♪ excuse me ♪ but i might drink a little bit
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more than i should tonight ♪ ♪ and i might take you home with me if i could tonight ♪ ♪ baby i'm gonna make you feel so good tonight ♪ ♪ we might not get tomorrow ♪ tonight i will love love you tonight ♪ ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ for all we know we might not get tomorrow ♪ ♪ let's do it tonight >> new york city! let's go! ♪ tonight i will love love you tonight ♪ ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight ♪ give me everything tonight >> i might drink a little bit more than i should tonight ♪ ♪ i might take you home with me if i could tonight ♪ ♪ baby i'm gonna make you feel so good tonight ♪
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♪ might not get tomorrow >> this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ pitbull, a/k/a mr. worldwide. he's everywhere these days. "planet hit" just been declared the best party album of the summer. he's gracing the covers of a lot of magazines but right now he's gracing the stage here at rockefeller plaza. pitbull, welcome back. >> thank you for having me. >> the question is did you get up early for us this morning or just stay up late? >> you know what? you know, actually i stayed up really late. >> did you? >> yeah.
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>> you got pitbull, mr. 305. mr. worldwide. what's that mean? >> mr. worldwide shows the growth, evolution of global music throughout the whole world. we just thank god everywhere. >> there's something about the kind of magic touch that you've got right now, not only with your own music, but when you collaborate with other people. you seem to be a hitmaker. have you stopped to try and analyze what's going on? >> no. i look at it this is a great opportuni opportunity. good friend of mine that's actually going to grace the stage with us, ushers, t-pain, everybody, it's good to have them giving me opportunity to work with them. >> do you feel more pressure now? because it does seem to be when you jump on to a song with someone else it goes to number one, or close. do you feel pressure to make
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that happen on every occasion? >> none of us really go in the studio looking for a hit. we just do what we love, love to be creative and work with creative people. the minute you start feeling the pressure is when i think you don't perform. >> the first two singles off this new album went to number one. now you've got the debut of your third single, "today." talk to me about the collaboration on this one. >> this right here was definitely something that came 13th hour on this album. got a chance to work with the living legend marc anthony. it is a great opportunity. [ speaking spanish ] >> you've never actually taken to the stage with marc anthony. >> no. this is going to be the first time me and marc perform. >> so right now? >> yes. >> ladies and gentlemen, let's bring up marc anthony.
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>> that means i get out of the way. ladies and gentlemen, pitbull and marc anthony. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> pitbull and marc anthony, thank you. up next, t-pain joins the pitbull party. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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my hero! anyone can be a hero with the new captain america cherry coolatta from dunkin'. america runs on dunkin'. once again, pitbull, along with t-pain with her hit "mega baby." hey, baby! ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> pitbull and t-pain. guys, thank you very much. good to see you. let's bring marc anthony and ne-yo back up on stage. t-pain, come on over here. come on over here.
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all right. ne-yo, thank you. so the first thing we have to talk about is this. we have got to get some of those for the "today" show. >> it takes a special kind of person to hold one of these. you know what i'm sayin'? knock yourself out and not knock anybody else out. >> obviously it says a lot about the way you guys feel about him and his music that you woke up early this morning. what is it about his music? anybody, jump in. >> oh, man. >> really appreciate that. thank you so much. >> you're a two-time grammy winner. what is it about collaborating with this guy, with pitbull? i can't get over that mike. >> it's something that had to
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happen. you know what i'm sayin'? when you collaborate with pitbull, it just takes to a whole nother audience. you know what i'm saying? people just love pitbull. >> i must say they love all of you. marc, you were in puerto rico greeting president obama during his visit to the island. that's a very important moment. >> it really was. being invited by the white house, spend some time with the family, absolutely amazing. both for me and puerto rico. >> yeah! ne-yo, you're now working on your fifth album. tell me about what you can expect. >> it is going to be the most
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honest album. it is the good, bad, ugly and ne-yo. >> pitbull, t-pain, marc anthony on one concert stage. >> thanks for being out here. >> back with much more on a friday morning. first these messages, your local news and weather.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. a bunch of new state laws go into effect today. sales tax on up all beverages up 50%, and you will be able to bring dogs with you for outdoor dining with proper documentation. for complete list, visit our website, wbaltv.com. back i
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>> now let's take a look at the forecast with john collins.
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>> beautiful morning, lots of sunshine, big area of high- pressure keeping the rain away. this gets deflected more to the south. eventually, the storm out west will change the weather by the holiday weekend. mostly sunny skies today, pleasant, low humidity. northwest winds at 5-10 miles per hour. saturday, partly cloudy skies late in the day. rain chance for the entire area go up on sunday and push out of the area on monday. >> we will have another update at 9:25.
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